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The American Nuclear Society (ANS) plays an important role in helping students complete their post-high school education and prepare for careers in nuclear science and technology (NS&T). Among the programs available is the long list of ANS Scholarships for those looking for funding opportunities.

More than 20 scholarships named after pioneers and leaders in NS&T and other general scholarships are awarded each year to students with outstanding academic credentials. Special scholarships are available to students who have significant economical needs in order to pursue degrees in NS&T. In addition to the scholarships for students entering their sophomore year and higher in college, ANS also provides scholarships to incoming freshmen.

Since it was established in 1954, ANS's core purpose is to promote the awareness and understanding of NS&T. What better way than to support the development and education of those who will research and implement the future applications of nuclear science and technology. You can make a gift to ANS Scholarships by filling out the scholarship donation form.


Scholarship recipients receive their award checks in late August. Each check is made payable to the recipient and mailed to the Department Head at the University the student is attending. The student should contact the Department Head to arrange to pick up his/her award. The ANS Outreach Department may be contacted for information about the Scholarship process.

U.S. and non-U.S. applicants must be ANS student members enrolled in and attending an accredited institution in the United States. Academic accomplishments must be confirmed by transcript. (A separate form must be completed for the other two scholarships.) Deadline for all entries is February 1, or April 1 for the Incoming Freshman Scholarship, the Kent Hamlin Memorial Scholarship and the NEED Scholarship Award for Community college and Trade School.

Hans P. Loewen Scholarship

The Hans P. Loewen Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high-school senior, a college freshman or sophomore who has enrolled full-time, in college courses and is pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM). ANS will present one annual award of $2000.

  • The scholarship is limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in an ABET accredited U.S. University.
  • Applicants for the Hans Loewen scholarship must submit an essay describing his/her leadership qualities and in particular how he/she helps others meet their goals.
  • Applicants must be ANS National Student Members unless they are incoming freshmen. Recipients must be ANS National Student Members prior to the final disbursement of funds. Incoming freshmen selected to receive the award must become ANS National Student Members once they begin their undergraduate studies and they must notify ANS Headquaters that they have joined the Society. Once Headquarters verifies these awardees have joined the Society, they will be sent the award funds.

The ANS Hans P. Loewen Scholarship Application Form for the 2015-16 academic year is now online.

The Kent Hamlin Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 1

This scholarship focuses on two-year associate degree candidates who are participating in the U.S. nuclear power industry's Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program (NUCP) and who demonstrate interest in and commitment to a career in the industry. Two $1,000 scholarships are to be awarded.

The ANS Kent Hamlin Memorial Scholarship Application Form for the 2015-16 school term is now online.

ANS Incoming Freshman Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 1

ANS Incoming Freshman Scholarships are awarded to graduating high-school seniors who have enrolled, full-time, in college courses and are pursuing a degree in nuclear engineering or have the intent to pursue a degree in nuclear engineering. ANS will give a maximum of four Incoming Freshman Scholarships annually. Each award is $1000.

The Scholarships are awarded based on an applicant's high school academic achievement, freshman college courses enrolled in, quality and content of 500-word essay, letters of recommendation by counselors and/or teachers, and other information.

The scholarship award is sent in September to the recipient upon verification (a copy of the paid fee receipt) of enrollment in an accredited university or college.

The ANS Incoming Freshman Scholarship Application Form for the 2015-16 school term is now online.

ANS Undergraduate Scholarships

Undergraduate scholarships will be awarded as follows: a maximum of four scholarships for students who have completed one year in a course of study leading to a degree in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field and who will be sophomores in the upcoming academic year; and a maximum of 21 scholarships for students who have completed two or more years and will be entering as juniors or seniors.

ANS also awards the following individual undergraduate scholarships for students who have completed two or more years in a course of study leading to a degree in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field.

Applicants must check the appropriate box for the Decommissioning, Decontamination and Reutilization, Environmental Sciences, Pittsburgh Local Section, or Vogt scholarships.

ANS Undergraduate/Graduate Scholarships

One James R. Vogt Radiochemistry Scholarship - Applicants must have completed a minimum of two years in an accredited undergraduate program and be enrolled in a four-year college or university in the U.S. Undergraduates in their junior and senior years are eligible to apply as are graduate students in their first or second year of graduate study. Students must be engaged in proposing to undertake graduate or undergraduate research in radioanalytical chemistry or its applications. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent-resident visa at the time of application.

Applicants interested in being considered for the James R. Vogt Scholarship should include in their "Personal Statement of Future Plans" interest in radioanalytical chemistry and its applications.

Two Pittsburgh Local Section Scholarships - one for a graduate student (studying nuclear science and technology) and one for an undergraduate student (studying nuclear science and technology) who either have some affiliation with Western Pennsylvania or who attend school at a nearby university within the region. Applicants must check the Pittsburgh Local Section box on the scholarship form.

ANS Graduate Scholarships

A maximum of twenty-nine graduate scholarships are available for full-time graduate students in a program leading to an advanced degree in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field. ANS also awards the following individual graduate scholarships:

  • Robert E. Uhrig Graduate Scholarship
  • Robert A. Dannels Scholarship - Nomination of handicapped persons is encouraged.
  • Verne R. Dapp Scholarship (odd years)
  • Walter Meyer Scholarship (even years)
  • Everitt P. Blizard Scholarship - For students pursuing graduate studies in the field of radiation protection and shielding.
  • Allan F. Henry/Paul A. Greebler Scholarship - For students pursuing graduate studies in the field of reactor physics. An applicant for the Allan F. Henry/Paul A. Greebler Scholarship must be a full-time graduate student of a North American university engaged in Masters or PhD research in the area of nuclear reactor physics or radiation transport. Students of all nationalities are eligible for the Henry/Greebler Scholarship. Previous winners are not eligible for this award.
  • Saul Levine Memorial Scholarship
  • Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division John Randall Scholarship - For students pursuing graduate studies in the areas of science and engineering related to the nuclear fuel cycle and radioactive waste management
  • James F. Schumar Scholarship - For students pursuing graduate studies in material science and technology for nuclear applications.
  • Nuclear Criticality Safety Pioneers Scholarship
  • Decommissioning, Decontamination and Reutilization Scholarship (Masters Level) for students pursuing a degree in engineering or science major with emphasis on decommissioning/decontamination or, management/characterization of radioactive waste or, restoration of the environment or, nuclear engineering

Applicants must check the appropriate box for the Blizard, Dannels, Henry/Greebler, Pittsburgh Local Section, Randall, Schumar, or Vogt Scholarships.

John and Muriel Landis Scholarships

Administered by the ANS NEED Committee, a maximum of nine scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who have greater than average financial need. Consideration is given to conditions or experiences that render the student disadvantaged (poor high school/undergraduate preparation, due to poverty, etc.) Applicants should be planning a career in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field and be enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university located in the United States, but need not be U.S. citizens.

A student may receive no more than 3 NEED scholarships (this includes Landis, DEW, and community college/trade school) over the course of their undergraduate and graduate studies.

The ANS John and Muriel Landis Scholarship application for the 2015-16 school term is now online.

Delayed Education Scholarship for Women

One scholarship is awarded to a mature woman whose undergraduate studies in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field have been delayed. Applicants must check the appropriate box on the Landis Scholarship form.

For more information on how to apply for a scholarship, call the Scholarship Coordinator at 708-352-6611.

A student may receive no more than 3 NEED scholarships (this includes Landis, DEW, and community college/trade school) over the course of their undergraduate and graduate studies.

The ANS Delayed Education for Women Scholarship application for the 2015-16 school term is now online.

NEED Scholarship Award for Community College and Trade School

Application Deadline: April 1

The NEED Scholarship Award for Community College and Trade School Application Form for the 2014-2015 school term is now online. A $2500 award for students in two-year program is available for applicants planning a career in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field and enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university located in the United States, but need not be U.S. citizens. Up to four (4) awards will be made per year for students who have a greater than normal financial need.

A student may receive no more than 3 NEED scholarships (this includes Landis, DEW, and community college/trade school) over the course of their undergraduate and graduate studies.

The NEED Scholarship Award for Community College and Trade School application for the 2015-16 school term is now online.

ANS Need-Based Scholarships

ANS also has need-based scholarships for students and grants for academic programs. Please visit the ANS NEED Committee page for more information.

Last updated December 12, 2014, 8:30am CST

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